FORT MYERS, Fla. - The promise from Pastor Terry Jones to burn Korans on the anniversary of the September 11th attacks affected All Faiths Unitarian Church member Oren Stephans.
"I thought we have to do something loving and kind to counter that and so it occurred to me while he was burning Korans we can be praying and meditating," said Stephans.
Pastor Jones decided to call off his event, but Stephans did not.
"It's brought it to the attention of the public through the media but it's still an important topic and it's worth us praying about and putting loving energy into the cause of religious tolerance," said Stephans.
Members of the All Faiths Unitarian Church gathered to pray and meditate on the words of many spiritual leaders from Buddha to Mohammad.
They also read from the Old and New Testament of the Bible and prayed for people to put understanding first.
"There are plenty of people who think like him but today we have plenty of people who think like we do," said Stephans, "We believe the words of the Buddah 'Hatred never ceases by hate